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Autism is just the correct spelling for awesome!

I am a mother of a four-year-old autistic boy. Since Reuben’s diagnosis, I work around the clock to try and help him improve his...
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Can you raise an autistic child to be bilingual – and should you try?

Choosing which languages to teach children in a multilingual family is a tough question. Chz_mhOng/Shutterstock Ozge Ozturk, University of Cambridge and Katie Howard, University of Cambridge Diagnosed...
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My Down syndrome child

Verity Farrell and her late husband decided not to have the standard chromosome tests when she fell pregnant with her fifth child at the...
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The ADHD brain versus a ‘normal’ brain

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a buzz phrase that is often used to describe children (and adults) who can’t sit still. But what...
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Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Photo by Kat J on Unsplash, CC BY-SA Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Johns Hopkins University The real danger of separating children from parents is not the...
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4 ways creativity can help children with special needs

Whether it’s a child with visual impairment, Down syndrome, autism or any other condition, every child has a different need but they can all...
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#WhatIBringToMyCommunity

People with Down syndrome are valuable members of our community.
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World Down Syndrome Day 2018

Wear #LotsOfSocks on 21 March and get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day.